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Botany Illustrated: Introduction to Plants, Major Groups, Flowering Plant Families

Art / Photobook

By: J Glimn-Lacy and PB Kaufman

146 pages, 130 illus

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 2006 | Edition: 2 | #157842 | ISBN: 0387288708
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About this book

This easy-to-use book helps make learning botany fun and helps you acquire a wealth of fascinating information about plants. There are 130 pages with text, each facing 130 pages of beautiful illustrations. Each page is a separate subject. Included is a colouring guide for the realistic illustrations. The illustration pages are composed of scientifically accurate, true-to-life size drawings of plants. Using coloured pencils and the authors' instructions, you can color the various plant structures to stand out in vivid clarity. Your knowledge of plants increases rapidly as you colour the illustrations.


Contents

Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Color Code Clues.- Introduction to Plants.- Major Groups.- Monera.- Fungi.- Protista.- Plantae.- Flowering Plant Families.- Dicots.- Magnoliidae.- Hamamelidae.- Caryophyllidae.- Dilleniidae.- Roidae.- Asteridae.- Monocots.- Alismatidae.- Commelinidae.- Zingiberidae.- Arecidae.- Liliidae.- Bibliography.- Glossary of Word Roots.- Index.

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Biography

Janice Glimn-Lacy, B.S. Botany, is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Since 1976 she has been a free-lance botanical illustrator and is Instructor of Botanical drawing and illustration for The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens Adult Education Program. She is a member of the Michigan Botanical Club and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. She has illustrated Practical Botany (published by Reston), Michigan Trees (The University of Michigan Press), several Ph.D. theses, and many botanical journal articles. Peter B. Kaufman, Ph.D., is a Professor of Biology Emeritus in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) at the University of Michigan and is currently Senior Scientist, University of Michigan Integrative Medicine Program (MIM). He received his B.Sc. in Plant Science from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. in 1949 and his Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of California, Davis in 1954 under the direction of Professor Katherine Esau. He did post-doctoral research as a Muellhaupt Fellow at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He has been a Visiting Research Scholar at University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; University opf Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Canada; University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado; Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana; USDA Plant Hormone Laboratory, BARC-West, Beltsville, Maryland; Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan; Lund University, Lund, Sweden; International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) at Los Banos, Philippines; and Hawaiian Sugar Cane PlantersaaC--a Association, Aiea Heights, Hawaii. Dr. Kaufman is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology (ASGSB) in 1995. He served on the Editorial Board of Plant Physiology for ten years and is the author of more than 220 research papers. He has published eight professional books to date and taught popular courses on Plants, People, and the Environment, Plant Biotechnology, and Practical Botany at the University of Michigan. He has received research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) BARD Program with Israel, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Xylomed Research, Inc, and Pfiser Pharmaceutical Research. He produced with help of Alfred Slote and Marcia Jablonski a 20-part TV series entitled, aaC--A"House Botanist.aaC-- He was past chairman of the Michigan Natural Areas Council (MNAC), past president of the Michigan Botanical Club (MBC), and former Secretary-Treasurer of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology (ASGSB). He is currently doing research on natural products of medicinal value in plants in the University of Michigan Medical School in the laboratory of Stephen F. Bolling, M.D. and serves on the research staff of MIM.

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